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Maserati Grecale SUV Debut Delayed Until 2022

Supply chain delays have prompted Maserati to push back the debut of its second SUV from November 2021 to Spring 2022.

The new Maserati Grecale is a compact SUV designed to square off against higher-performance versions of the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, among other compact SUVs.

The Grecale is closely related to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, but it’s expected to use a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 as its top engine choice. In the new Maserati MC20 supercar, that engine puts out 621 horsepower, though it may be detuned for the Grecale. All-wheel drive is likely to be standard.

In contrast, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio uses an unrelated 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 rated at 532 hp.

The automaker stated that the delay was due to various issues sourcing necessary parts, including semiconductors. Every major automaker has struggled to find computer chips essential to new cars, and many brands have pushed back the introduction of important new models.

Maserati dealers are in dire need of a new model. The Levante SUV has been on sale with limited changes since 2017, and its $80,000 price point puts it about double the cost of the average new vehicle in the U.S. Otherwise, the automaker’s lineup consists of slow-selling sedans. See Maserati models for sale

Andrew Ganz
Andrew Ganz
Andrew Ganz is an author specializing in helping in-market consumers get the most bang for their buck -- and the best car, while they're at it. When not virtually shopping for new and used cars, Andrew can probably be found under the hood of a vintage classic that's rapidly losing fluids.

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